Search Results: "Austin Bay"


BOOK REVIEW

PRISM by Austin Bay
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 17, 1996

"Implausible but readable fantasy for Soldier-of-Fortune fans."
James Bond lives again in a wildly improbable, marginally absurd military thriller that forges high-tech hardware and ESP. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"Woodruff combines swift pacing, historical detail (Harriet Tubman makes an appearance), humor, suffering, depth, and precise characterizations, for wholly satisfying page turner. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Readers don't have to have read Dear Levi (not reviewed) to enjoy this sequel, a gripping historical novel that covers two boys' journeys from innocence to manhood. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 16, 1992

"A down-to-earth wrap-up: fine fare for general readers as well as armchair strategists. (Charts, diagrams, line drawings, and maps—not seen.)"
A savvy, slick, and comprehensive overview of the Gulf War, from the authors of A Quick and Dirty Guide to War (1984). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LOST IN AUSTIN by J.R. Ripley
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 2001

"Ripley also writes as Glenn Meganck, another name to avoid."
Disbarred lawyer Tony Kozol (Skulls of Sedona, not reviewed), who ekes out a living as a so-so guitar player, considers himself lucky to have landed on the cross-country tour with Clint Cash and the Cowhands when real guitarist Brian Love breaks his arm. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SANCTUARY BAY by Laura J. Burns
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 19, 2016

"Fun enough, till the formula sets in. (Suspense. 14-18)"
An impoverished serial foster child finds herself enrolled in the world's most exclusive preparatory school. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TURTLE BAY by Saviour Pirotta
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 21, 1997

"Hushed, lavender-hued pictures befit the tone of the understated story; mottled backgrounds cast a quiet spell, as does the sagacious old man who appears to understand more than just turtles. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Outlined in the tranquil telling of a friendship between a young boy and a seemingly odd man who proves to be ``old and wise, and full of wonderful secrets'' is a beguiling look at the breeding process of Japanese sea turtles, who lay their eggs on land yet live in the ocean. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AUSTIN CITY LIMITS by Tracey E.W. Laird
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2014

"A slim though impressive narrative history that will be a welcome addition to any audiophile's bookshelf."
The origin and history of the popular annual music festival, from local TV to nationally recognized brand. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AUSTIN CITY BLUE by Jan Grape
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"A fast-moving, if never exactly convincing, debut for Grape and her bedeviled heroine."
Eight months after her cop husband Byron is sent to the hospital by a shooter named Jesse Garcia, Zoe Barrow, responding to an officer-assist call, pulls her own trigger, only later realizing that she's just killed Garcia herself. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

STEPHEN F. AUSTIN by Gregg Cantrell
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 1999

"A solid achievement of biographical art and modern western history that substitutes new evidence and current scholarship where myth and romance have long held sway."
The first critical study in 75 years of the founder of Anglo-American Texas—an appealing figure who here has gained a shrewd and skilled biographer. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AUSTIN, LOST IN AMERICA by Jef Czekaj
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Not the best introduction to the country in terms of either facts or a geography lesson. (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
A pet-store dog tired of not having a home escapes and heads across the country in search of one. Read full book review >